Faith Notes - August 19, 2011

Aug. 20

The Greater Solid Rock Baptist Church, 6280 Camp Road, Riverdale, will have a Community Evangelism Block Party, Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m., at the church. There will be a talent show, games, prizes, food, fellowship and fun. The community and surrounding areas are invited to share in this joyful event. For further details, go to the web site at: gsrbaptistchurch.org, or call (770) 997-4666.

Atlanta Southside SDA Church, 9940 Dixon Industrial Blvd., Jonesboro, is hosting a Community Health Fair Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m. Participants can get free health screenings, learn ways to reduce stress and plan healthy, nutritious meals. All ages are invited to attend. Call (770) 478-6999.

Aug. 21

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Godby Road, College Park, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the J.E. Sims Male Chorus with an all-male choir concert Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. The choir is under the leadership of D. James Robinson, minister of music. Joining in the celebration will be the male choirs from Bethesda Baptist Church in Austell and Marvelous Light Christian Ministries of Lithia Springs, and other male choirs from throughout metro Atlanta. For additional questions, call the church office at (404) 768-5648.

Aug. 23

At Forest Park First Baptist Church, at 634 Main St., VIP Ministries will meet Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10:45 a.m., in the church fellowship hall. Senior adults are welcome to join in fellowship, lunch and a special program. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December. The program for August focuses on antiques. Members are invited to bring an antique item and plan to share any information known about it. The church can be reached at (404) 366-6333.

Aug. 26

Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, will hold its 19th annual Benefit Dinner and Auction Gala Friday, Aug. 26, at the Georgia International Convention Center, in College Park. Macon native, Nancy Grace, a former Fulton County prosecutor, and host of the “Nancy Grace Show” on CNN Headline News, will be the keynote speaker. The benefit will feature silent and live auctions, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Southwest Christian Care is a ministry dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and support for terminally ill patients, children with special needs, seniors and their families, at no cost, in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information, access the web site at www.swchristiancare.org, or call (770) 969-8354.

Aug. 27

Gateway Restoration Church, 8955 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, hosts a meeting of Georgia Christian Counselors Association every fourth Saturday from 10 a.m., to noon. The Aug. 27 meeting presenter is Phyllis Middleton Allen, the first female DeKalb County police chaplain under retired Chief Eddie J. Moody. She is also the crime awareness officer. She is a member of Divine Faith Ministries in Jonesboro where she serves as counseling ministry leader. The August topic will be the “Benefits of a Counseling Ministry in the Local Church.” RSVP to Leon D. Beeler at (678) 207-8904, or email Ldbeeler@bellsouth.net.

Aug. 28

Red Oak UMC, 3894 Walt Stephens Road, Stockbridge, celebrates 145 years with homecoming Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. The celebration continues with a radical praise concert at 5 p.m.

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Godby Road, College Park, will celebrate its annual men’s day worship service Sunday, Aug. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Edward DuBose, president of Georgia’s NAACP. There will be a breakfast Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Carlton Reed, founder and CEO of Carlton Reed Seminars, and author of “Weapons of Mass Production: 21 Days to Uncommon Productivity with God.” The church office can be reached at (404) 768-5648.


Atlanta Southside SDA Church, 9940 Dixon Industrial Blvd., Jonesboro, is hosting a series of evangelistic meetings Sept. 10-17. The meetings will be held from 7:30 p.m., to 9 p.m. On the first night, there will be an opening concert, from 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m.. and a health fair.

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will be giving away boxes of food Sept. 17, from 9 a.m., to noon, in the church parking lot. There is a limit of one food box per family, and a photo identification card must be presented.


Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by church services every Sunday at 11 a.m. A healing service is also held every Sunday at 1:15 p.m., by appointment only. Contact the church at (404) 366-1851.

Tara Baptist Church, 10461 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, is hosting a community market every second and fourth Tuesday, from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m. If you grow it, make it, bake it, and want to sell or buy it, join others in the church parking lot. There is no charge or set-up fee, but sellers should be prepared to set up and take away on their own. Access the church web site at www.tarabaptist.com, or call the church at (770) 473-0874, for more information.

The Word of God Christian Ministries Church, at 1207 McDonough Road, Hampton, provides new and gently used clothes for people in need, in Hampton and Clayton County. The clothing bank is open to the public the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. Call (770) 471-7480, for more information.

Liberty Baptist Church, Riverdale, is seeking men and women interested in participating with other churches throughout Georgia in witnessing to people in jails and prisons. Training will be provided. Contact the church office, or Bob Baptist, at (678) 571-0423.

Higher Calling Ministries, at the southwest corner of Tara Boulevard and Flint River Road, at Flint River Village, presents drive-through prayer, Monday, through Friday, 7:30 a.m., to 8:30 a.m.

Church of the Harvest International, at 7086 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, offers Celebrate Recovery every Friday at 7 p.m. This group will help people work through any hurt, habits or hang-ups in their lives. Call Mary Lou Kehoe, at (404) 513-1219, for more information.

Community Bible Church, at 2001 Jodeco Road, in Stockbridge, offers Celebrate Recovery every Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. The support group provides a place where people can work toward conquering anxiety, depression, anger, food addiction, chemical dependency, co-dependency, drug addiction and heartache. A dinner begins at 6 p.m., with worship at 7 p.m. Call Linda Smith, or Jack Bartlett, at (770) 914-0808.

The Laymen Ministry of Christians for Change Baptist Church, at 2110 Bethsaida Road, in Riverdale, is announcing the arrival of Cub and Boy Scout troops at CFC. The Cub Scout program is for boys in first, through fifth grades, and the Boy Scout program is for boys, ages 11 to 17. The Cub Scouts meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m., in the Family Life Center, and the Boy Scouts meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the same location. Call (770) 991-7080.

Destiny International Foursquare Church, located at 737 Veterans Parkway, Suite 600, in Jonesboro, is inviting the community to the following weekly services: Sunday worship service, at 11 a.m., Tuesday Boy Scout night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m., and Friday family movie night at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Willie M. Simpson is senior pastor, and the Rev. James K. Boxdale serves as outreach pastor. Call (770) 756-9100.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, at 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, offers counseling through Stephen Ministry to people experiencing life’s difficulties. The counseling is free and confidential. To find out more, visit www.jodeco.org, e-mail StephenMinistry@jodeco.org, or call the church office at (770) 957-8300.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, at 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, has weekly Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., church at 11 a.m., and a healing ministry at 1:15 p.m. Everyone with a need to be prayed for is invited to the healing ministry. The healing ministry has been a success for more than 25 years. For more information, call (404) 366-1851.

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